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Grateful Dead Live at Springfield Civic Center on 1972-10-02

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Grateful Dead Live at Springfield Civic Center on 1972-10-02

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Cold Rain & Snow, Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Beat It On Down The Line, Bird Song, Black Throated Wind, Big Railroad Blues, El Paso, Brown Eyed Women, Cumberland Blues, Jack Straw, Don't Ease Me In, Playin' In The Band, Casey Jones Promised Land, He's Gone-> Me And Bobby McGee, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Tomorrow Is Forever, Greatest Story Ever Told, Mississippi Half Step-> Stella Blue, Truckin'-> Nobody's Fault But Mine-> Drums-> Uncle John's Band Jam-> Morning Dew, Sugar Magnolia, E:Uncle John's Band-> E: Johnny B. Goode

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Springfield Civic Center
Location Springfield, MA

Source Soundboard
Lineage master reel sdb> cass> dat> cdr


master reel sdb> cass> dat> cdr; via M. Lai; listeners report hiss level sounds closer to 2 cass gens


Reviewer: enjoy every (dead) sandwich - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 18, 2016
Subject: Truckin'>Nobody's Fault>Feelin' Groovy
Not only is this not an Uncle John's Band jam, rather a Feelin' Groovy jam, it isn't the last one either.

Regardless, this is an absolutely incredible Truckin' sequence. The jam after drums is truly amazing. The sound is nearly perfect, with all the instruments nicely spaced and mixed. Jerry is surprisingly absent in this jam making it sort of a Weir and Phil show. I have to mention Billy's sick drumming in this one and Keith also adds a great deal to the mix.

If you liked this jam than you will surely like this one:
Reviewer: Wang Dong - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 18, 2014
Subject: 1972 is the gift that keeps on giving!
Excellent showroom 72. This is a keeper and I keep returning to it often and you will too.
Reviewer: familyguy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 28, 2010
Subject: re: Uncle John's Band Jam
Thanks Sedula! As a huge fan of jammed out phycedellic rock who was born a little late (8/8/74), it is very cool to find out some in depth info about the complex arrangements from "The Boys" who started it all! Now on a boring day I have the pleasure of "searching for the sound" of that jam on some China>Riders from 74! Woo Hoo
Reviewer: Sedula - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 20, 2010
Subject: Uncle John's Band Jam
This is NOT Uncle John's Band Jam. This is a Jam in 'D' and Uncle John's is played in the key of 'G'. This is a jam that would be played in between China Cat & I Know You Rider a lot during '74.
Reviewer: joeno-martian-hwy-alumni - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 3, 2009
Subject: The Grateful Dead visit Springfield!
This was my first Grateful Dead concert...,and on a whole I thought that they were quite impressive. Folk, blues, country, rock n'roll, jazz, and psychedelia just poured from the stage!
Also I thought that it was kinda neat they had
tye-dyed speaker covers; but after all,this was the 70's!
Reviewer: KY. DEADICATED - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 20, 2007
Subject: women!
I always feel like when the dead opened with cold rain, and snow, it was probably nasty outside and the band probably wasn,t having the best of days in their pesonal lives/relationships
so they let it all come out in some of the most memorable sets of all time. just a personal opinion. This show is amazing. first and second sets. godd ole' classic 72' dead. please listen to this show. it's great.
Reviewer: - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 2, 2007
Subject: Birthday Show!
I was born on this day as Jerry and the boys played a great show.....what a way to welcome me into the world! Thanks Jerry.....Happy Birthday to you too!

You are missed.....but I am sure you know that!

Asheville, NC
Reviewer: Lewis/Klitschko - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 3, 2005
Subject: Re:
This would be a top tier '72 if the sound quality were better. As it is, it's good, but awfully muffled. The performance and setlist make this nearly as good as something from "that week in September." An official release would be nice, but of course, there are some even less accessible shows from the period that should be ahead in line.
Reviewer: DeadDave - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 30, 2005
Subject: Springfield strikes again!!!
As per usual The Dead rock the Berkshires!!! They always seem to break new ground here...hence the track Tomorrow Is Forever. (very sweet harmony by Jerry and Donna).

Great recording...lots of tape hiss but great music...all instruments clear and present but needs remaster. 4 for sound Q only.
Reviewer: mr.bear - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 22, 2004
Subject: I walked into the wall of sound...
We strolled into the show from behind the stage at the Springfield (Mass,) Arena in '72 and I stood about 3 ft. in front of the mouth of one of those 4' x 8' horns they had the front of the stage. I started to laugh so deeply I could feel my spirit and body dissociate; my friends literally had to pull me away- I was unable to move voluntarily. I realized the sound of Garcia's guitar was entering my senses through every pore in my body and diectly resonating my bones, cells. I had never experiencd anything like that, even considering the UFO abduction. Thanks, Grateful Dead, thanks....

Later that evening, when everyone was pretty jolly, they played a rocking medely and, at the opening chords of maybe 'China Cat Sunflower,' can't recall exactly, they blacked out all the lights in the hall and fired off these HUGE freakin blue spotlights in intense narrow beams on a big mirror ball no one had noticed hanging from the ceiling. The ball began to turn slowly at first, then accelerating.

People literally fell to the floor as if pinned down by the dancing jewels of light, a total mass freakout, 10000 people (?) totally spellbound by the same insane vision for about 30 seconds! Religion? "There is nothing like a Dead show."
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